Does Immigration Cause Crime? Evidence from Spain

@inproceedings{AlonsoBorrego2012DoesIC,
  title={Does Immigration Cause Crime? Evidence from Spain},
  author={C{\'e}sar Alonso-Borrego and Nuno R. Garoupa and Pablo V{\'a}zquez},
  year={2012}
}
The relationship between crime and immigration has been a matter of controversy in the United States and around the world. This paper investigates empirically the case of Spain. From 1999 to 2009, Spain had a large wave of immigration from different areas of the globe. At the same time, crime rates increased. However, in comparison with other European countries that received similar massive immigration waves during the same period, crime rates in Spain increased less considerably. We show that… CONTINUE READING
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